Black history celebration Feb. 22 at senior services

Published 9:54 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

February is Black History Month and Davie County Senior Services is joining with Graham Funeral Home to celebrate on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bobby H. Knight Senior Services Building, 278 Meroney St. in Mocksville.

This year’s guest speaker will be Gladys Scott.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to stay. Reserve a meal by Feb. 15. This program is open to the entire community of all ages.

A native of Rock Hill, S.C.,, Scott is the daughter of the late John and Pearlena White. She is a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She also studied at Livingstone College in Salisbury and completed the undergraduate program for early childhood education. She holds two master’s degrees from N.C. A&T State University: one in early child education and the other in educational administration and supervision.

A lifelong educator, she has been a teacher’s assistant, an elementary school teacher, assistant principal and elementary principal. She received several state and local awards.

Scott is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in the Fork community, where she serves as a trustee and senior missionary.

She also serves on several community boards and organizations: president of the Davie Business Women’s Assoc.; vice president of the Davie Retired Educators Personnel; Senior Services advisory board; SmartStart advisory board; NC Credit Union advisory board; Davie NAACP; school volunteer; advocacy center advisory board; and advisor for the Pearls of Empowerment.

She is married to Clyde Scott Sr. They have three adult children: Clyde Scott Jr., Krysta Gary and Candace Scott. The are grandparents to four. She works for the family delivery business, C&D Express Enterprises, as secretary/treasurer.She enjoys practicing yoga, dance and Zumba.

Call Senior Services at 336-753-6230 to register or for more information.